Kristina Tincher - HOPE Program Director
Kristina is from Buffalo, New York, and moved to Florida to be closer to her family after leaving an unhealthy relationship. She went to school in New York for business but decided she wanted to work in a field that would help people be the best they could be, so she went back to school and graduated with a degree in Mental Health Counseling. She began working with HOPE as a volunteer in 2002, started interning at our Outreach Center in 2003, was later hired as a counselor, and is currently our Program Director.
What have you learned while on the job/while volunteering?
I have learned the importance of listening. By listening well, we are able to better assist participants.
What advice would you give to a future volunteer?
Remember, this is about the participants.
What motivates you to work with this organization?
I agree with HOPE’s mission and believe that what we do makes a difference in our participant’s lives.
Describe yourself using only film titles.
Sometimes… “It’s a Disaster,” but mostly “Life is Beautiful” and trying to look “Up.”
What would your pets say about you if we asked for a reference?
My girl would say “My mom is very patient because I love to sniff everything!”
Is there something that excites you so much it keeps you awake the night before?
Going on vacation to somewhere I have never been before.
Describe the most incredible view you’ve ever seen.
Middle Falls at Letchworth State Park in New York state in the Fall.
What’s your pizza order?
Pepperoni and extra cheese.